Wednesday, January 03, 2007
The Zero Carbon House is a low energy demonstration project to
show how renewable energy can create a unique living experience on a remote island in a severe climate. A holistic approach has been taken to eliminating household carbon emissions that would normally result from heating and powering the home, running the family car and growing and transporting food.
The house is based on a standard design from a timber frame company. Timber is a low embodied energy, renewable material that will be sourced from Scotland to minimise transportation costs and impacts.
This project is highly replicable and addresses social economic and environmental issues that are of relevance across the whole of Scotland, and beyond.